US comedy star Carl Reiner dies at 98

US comedy star Carl Reiner dies at 98

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Carl Reiner, who helped create The Dick Van Dyke Show and acted in movies like Ocean’s Eleven, has died aged 98.

The prolific author, comic, director and actor additionally directed a number of movies together with Steve Martin automobiles The Jerk (1979) and All of Me (1984).

He was in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven and its two sequels as conman Saul Bloom, and had a double act with Mel Brooks.

He died of pure causes on Monday at his dwelling in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy told Variety.

Reiner additionally acted in movies equivalent to The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966).

He was a detailed buddy of fellow sketchwriter Brooks, and the pair discovered a brand new viewers with their 2000 Year Old Man routines, which spawned books and an animated TV particular.

In his 90s, nearly every single day in Beverly Hills, Reiner met with Brooks, after they each misplaced their wives, and they’d sit on Reiner’s couch watching motion pictures, telling jokes and recalling a lifetime of comedy.

Reiner began appearing within the US military throughout World War Two. In the 1950s, fellow writers on Your Show of Shows included Brooks and Neil Simon, creating a mix of silliness and satire.

He leaves three youngsters, artist Annie, artist Lucas and actor and director Rob Reiner – behind the likes of This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, A Few Good Men and When Harry Met Sally.

Tributes have been paid by stars together with William Shatner and Rosanna Arquette.

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